Quantum Information Theory (QIT)

Course content

  • Review of Probability Theory and Classical Information Theory (Random Variables, Shannon Entropy, Coding)
  • Formalism of Quantum Information Theory (Quantum States, Density Matrices, Quantum Channels, Measurement)
  • Quantum versus Classical Correlations (Entanglement, Bell inequalities, Tsirelson's bound)
  • Basic Tools (Distance Measures, Fidelity, Quantum Entropy)
  • Basic Results (Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Error Correction, Schumacher Data Compression)
  • Quantum Resource Theory (Quantum Coding Theory, Entanglement Theory, Application: Quantum Cryptography)
Education

MSc Programme in Mathematics
MSc Programme in Physics
MSc Programme in Mathematics with a minor subject

Learning outcome
  • Knowledge: The student will have become familiar with the mathematical formalism of quantum information theory and will have learned about the most fundamental results of the subject.
  • Skills: The student will be able to apply the learned knowledge in new situations and will be able to apply the abstract results in concrete examples.
  • Competences: The student will have a sound all-round understanding of the subject

4 lectures and 2 tutorials each week for 7 weeks.

Bachelor in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 min
Type of assessment details
20 minutes per person with 20 minutes preparation time.
Aid
Written aids allowed

Written aids allowed during preparation and examination.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assessment

The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 163
  • Exercises
  • 14
  • Exam
  • 1
  • English
  • 206

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
NMAK14020U
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 block

Placement
Block 3
Schedulegroup
B
Capacity
No limit
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
Studyboard
Study Board of Mathematics and Computer Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator
  • Matthias Christandl   (10-6a6f79707a7b68756b734774687b6f35727c356b72)
Saved on the 28-02-2022

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